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Homegrown Stories

In this section you will find stories of programs and initiatives across BC. If you have an idea for a homegrown story, please contact us.

Planning for Food System Resilience at the Bulkley Valley Food Security Forum

The ice storms in the Lower Mainland last year prompted an inevitable crisis — highways were closed and food trucks couldn’t make it up here. Store shelves started emptying…We were having a food system breakdown.

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Reflecting on the Gateway: Conversations with our Community of Practitioners

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In this month’s Homegrown Story, we respond to some of your requests to share a bit about who is behind the Gateway as well as some emerging directions for the site. It’s been 2 years since the Gateway relaunched after an extensive redesign and we’ve been reflecting and learning about the news, resources and stories we share.  We’re excited to build upon these strengths in collaboration with the impressive people doing on the ground food security work across BC.

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When Community Food Security Isn’t Enough: Repairing the Poverty ‘Bridge’ in BC | Part II

In Part I of this series we spoke with Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Professor at the University of Toronto and Principal Investigator with the PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research program as well as with Trish Garner, Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. This month, Valerie, Trish, and BC community food security practitioners explore the question: What is the place of community food security work in affecting individual and household food insecurity and poverty reduction?

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